Age: 86

Residence: Chillicothe, Mo.

Family: Wife, Mary; son, Mike; daughter, Gail

Occupation: Retired farmer

Education: Chillicothe Business College (4 years), at government expense

Military service: Navy for 4 years and 18 months in Navy hospitals with fever caused by radiation from A-bomb at Nagasaki, Japan

Rank: 3rd Class Petty Officer

Assignment: Three battles: Iwo Jima, Philippines, and Okinawa; two in occupation of Japan, after they surrendered